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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Dolphins swim club requests a waiver of swim meet fees


Toni Lucas - Council for the Town of Pincher Creek held a regular meeting on Monday evening, August 22. During this meeting they heard from a delegation from the Pincher Creek Dolphins Swim Club. Dolphins representative Kari Grandoni asked if the Town could waive the Pincher Creek Pool rental fee of $1116.20 for the annual local swim meet  that was held June 10-11. "It brings 250 swimmers and their families to our area." Grandoni listed a number of ways people who attend a swim bring commerce to an area by buying fuel, snacks, groceries, eating at restaurants, and staying at hotels and campgrounds. She said the club gets donations from local businesses and alumni, and is active in fundraising. "We are a very active club. Our goal is to try and keep registration (cost) low to allow local families to participate."

Town of Pincher Creek Council proclaims September as FASD awareness month


Toni Lucas - During the regular meeting of Pincher Creek's Town Council on Monday evening, August 22 council heard from Pincher Creek McMan Agency Representative Wayne Camber, who addressed Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) issues.  Camber spoke about FASD and requested September be proclaimed FASD month in the Town of Pincher Creek. "FASD is fetal alcohol exposure that causes permanent brain damage," said Camber.  He explained that the cost of FASD within Alberta is $350,000 per day, according to one study held in 2011. Camber said approximately 500 babies are born annually with FASD in Alberta. "As I have said, FASD is 100% preventable, and the results are permanent."

Sr. Mustangs defeat McCoy to start season, watch alumni Delinte's Regina Rams

^ Pincher Creek Mustangs with former Mustang and present University of Regina Rams Defensive Back Cord Delinte (#31) at the Methanex Bowl in Medicine Hat. The Mustangs watched the Rams in action against the University of Calgary Dinos before their own game.

Coach Wayne Alexander - The Pincher Creek Senior Mustangs started off their season in a positive fashion on August 26 at the Methanex Bowl in Medicine Hat, by beating the hometown McCoy Colts 22-12. The Mustang offense rang up 363 yards in a balanced attack.

Pincher Creek's north hill area structure plan to include R4 designation


Toni Lucas - At their regular meeting of Monday August 22  Council for the Town of Pincher Creek gave Bylaw #1313-A first reading.  The bylaw is a wording amendment to Bylaw #1313 North Hill area structure plan number one,  which has to do with a multi-family residential area rezoning on Pincher Creek's north hill, which was originally passed by Town council April 18, 2016.

Pincher Creek RCMP summary for Aug. 22-28, 2016


Pincher Creek RCMP - The following is an overview of the nature of the complaints that the Pincher Creek Detachment received for the period of August 22 - 28, 2016. Note that the summary indicates what was reported to the police and may not have been substantiated.

Total calls for service - 72
Sexual assault - 1
Assaults  - 1
Break and Enter (residential) - 1
Break and Enter (commercial) - 1
Fraud / Forgery - 2
Mischief (vandalism) - 6
Theft of motor vehicle - 2
Theft under $5000 - 6
Impaired Driving - 1
Drugs - 1
Driving complaints general) - 4
MV Collisions - 9
Liquor offences - 10
Suspicious occurrences (general) - 2
Assistance to other agencies - 1
False Alarms - 5
Animal calls - 1
Prisoners held - 10

Town Council approves sod expense for Lebel Mansion restoration project


Toni Lucas - At the regular meeting of Pincher Creek's Town Council on Monday evening, August 22 council decided to allocate up to $7,000 of an Alberta Historical  Resources Foundation grant to landscaping at the Lebel Mansion site.  This is part of a larger project, the reshaping of the Lebel Mansion grounds after the structural failure of a retaining wall.  Since 2011 the retaining wall was removed, the historic fencing was taken down and stored, the grounds were reshaped, and the fence has been mostly restored.

Regional Water Conservation Order update


Christian Davis - At their regular meeting of August 23, council for the Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9 discussed a report and related recommendations by Director of Operations regarding the Regional Water Conservation Order issued July 8, 2016 by MD Public Works Superintendent Stu Weber. which is still in effect.

MD of Pincher Creek asks for Ministerial inspection of Emergency Services Commission


Christian Davis - A special meeting of the Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9 council was held on Thursday, August 4, 2016. At that meeting council passed a motion by Councillor Garry Marchuk that a letter be sent to Alberta Municipal Affairs requesting an inspection of the Pincher Creek Emergency Services Commission.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Pincher Creek Town Council approves $20,000 for bike park upgrades


Toni Lucas - At their regular meeting of Monday, August 22 Council for the Town of Pincher Creek decided to approve funding up to $20,000.00 for upgrades to the bike park, which is located behind the Memorial Community Centre, with matching funds to come from the general sports fields shared reserve fund if required. Town Recreation Manager Adam Grose was in attendance at the meeting and said three priorities have been identified for upgrades to the bike park, including a pump track in the northeast corner to bring that part from a beginner to an intermediate user track, a jump line, and a perimeter pathway.

Lundbreck cowboy Kyle Thomson retires from pro rodeo


Toni Lucas - Lundbreck area cowboy Kyle Thomson retired from the pro rodeo circuit after one final go at the Pincher Creek Pro Rodeo on Saturday, August 20.  Thomson addressed his hometown crowd with a brief statement, saying "This sport is about family.  There is only one reason to do it, and it ain't to get rich.  I'm not retiring, I'm quitting because I can't retire.   I love this sport, and it has given a lot to me."

One with the landscape - Annora Brown cameo 13

Annora Brown

Joyce Sasse - What would Annora Brown’s expressions of art have been like had she not been called back to Fort Macleod in 1930? It was as if she was connected by umbilical chord with Mother Nature and delivered into the local landscape.

Shell Waterton donates to Pincher Creek area 4-H clubs

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Justin Schoening - A representative from Shell Waterton used to come to 4-H show and sales and buy animals. They would then donate the animal back to the club to resell. This way instead of supporting one kid they supported the whole club. A couple years ago Shell decided to distribute their support differently. So Shell gave a lump sum to our district, and they have done that, every year, since. The district placed these funds in a Shell education fund and uses the money to pay for things like workshops, (demonstrations on different aspects of 4-H, for example; judging) and most recently an exchange trip to St. John’s, Newfoundland. During our exchange all twenty of us (ten Newfoundlanders and ten members from our district) met Rod Sinclair of Shell Waterton for lunch at the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village, where he presented us a check. Our exchange would not be possible without their generosity. We really appreciate the way Shell Waterton supports 4-H, and hope they will do it for years to come.

Pincher Creek Town Council approves letter of support for ABSW


Toni Lucas - At the regular meeting of Pincher Creek's Town Council on on Monday, August 22 council agreed to approve a letter of support drafted by the Alberta Southwest Regional Alliance (ABSW) Rural Broadband Strategy initiative. The letter is to go to the Honourable Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Navdeep Bains in support of funding for rural Alberta communities broadband connectivity. The group has contacted a number of municipalities urging them each to draft a similar letter on their letterhead explaining the facts about their own community. ABSW requested a copy of this letter be sent to Foothills MP John Barlow, other Ministers, and other communities that are partners in ABSW.

Town of Pincher Creek pursues public transit funding


Toni Lucas - Council for the Town of Pincher Creek held a regular meeting on Monday evening, August 22. Council directed administration to move forward with an application to the Green Transit Initiative Program for a public transit system.  At this point the estimated total project cost is $455,000. Mayor Don Anderberg said "The GreenTRIP funding is two thirds/one third. Two thirds Provincial/Federal money, one third municipal, if we are successful." He later added that in the town of Pincher Creek school busing has been an issue for years. "We may be able to solve that issue, with this grant."

Friday, August 26, 2016

Cardston Drug Mart robbed, RCMP request assistance


RCMP Cardston - The RCMP request assistance in solving a break and enter.  On Sunday, August 21, 2016 the Value Drug Mart in Cardston, Alberta was broken into at approximately 3:30 am.  The culprit made off with several bottles of over the counter medication.

The suspect is described as:
  • Male
  • 6’ feet tall
  • 130 pounds
  • Wearing a black sweater
  • Black jeans
  • Adidas shoes
  • Red balaclava
If you have information about this investigation, please call the Cardston RCMP at 403-653-4932 or call your local police detachment.  If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 403-320-8477 or 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS),  by internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by SMS.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Postal workers union issues 72-hour job action notice

Christian Davis - The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) announced today that it was filing a 72-hour notice of job action after it said Canada Post management declined to agree to a 24-hour extension of negotiations requested by federal Minister of Labour MaryAnn Mihychuk.  CUPW has a strike mandate that is set to expire at midnight eastern time today, Thursday August 25.  According to CUPW  "In the notice it sent to management, CUPW listed its anticipated job actions but has stopped short of walking off the job."  CUPW national president Mike Palecek said  “We are still willing to withdraw our notice if Canada Post agrees to an extension."

2016 Pincher Creek Pro Rodeo


C.Davis/T.Lucas -  The Canadian Professional Rodeo Association's 2016 Pincher Creek Pro Rodeo was held last weekend, August 18-21. The weekend began with the opening of the beer gardens and team roping on Thursday evening.  A kids Gymkhana was held Friday morning, and Friday was Tough Enough to Wear Pink day as the rodeo kicked into high gear.  It was damp on Thursday but the skies cleared by  Friday and the three main days of the event were held under bright blue sunny skies, perfect rodeo weather.

Watch out for school buses or face hefty fines

Mel Massini and Sharon Roberts holding awareness campaign posters
T. Lucas photo

Toni Lucas - Pincher Creek First Student busing wants to remind the public that school season is about to begin starting September 1. This means young people walking in town and in the country, going to school, and school bus stops. First Student faced a dilemma in the spring when they realized an alarming number of drivers were passing buses that were in the process of picking up or dropping off children. To raise awareness First student started a 'Reds Flashing = No Passing' campaign. Now they are upping the ante: 'Don't fly past school buses with flashing red lights... because our eagle eyes are on the lookout.' What that means is RCMP Auxiliary Constable Mel Massini will be randomly riding along in school buses to observe and take down license plate numbers.  He stated he is willing and ready to appear in court to testify against those who just don't get it.

Town Council hears from Creekside Condos delegation regarding concerns about roads and taxes


Toni Lucas - Dr. Tom Halbert was the spokesperson for a delegation from the senior residential complex Creekside Condos at the regular meeting of Town council on Monday, August 22, 2016.  Creekside Condos representatives previously appeared before Town Council on July 28, 2015.  At that time the delegation asked the Town of Pincher Creek the Town of Pincher Creek to assume ownership of the road Adelaide Crescent and all roads in front of the different Creekside Condo units. (Click here for that story.)

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

2016 Pincher Creek Rodeo Parade


T. Lucas/C.Davis - The 2016 Pincher Creek Rodeo Parade was held Saturday, August 20 along Main Street under a blue sunny sky.  The parade featured the theme 'Through the Ages' with many of the floats having some sort of time related theme, whether past, present, future or some combination of the three.  Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, this was a judged event with ribbons handed out in various categories (results are near the end of this article).  This parade is all about family. Every year.

Childcare issues under the microscope in Pincher Creek area

LaVonne Rideout and Launa Clark

Toni Lucas - Close to 20 Pincher Creek childcare workers recently attended one of several meetings to discuss childcare for residents who live in the area. The age range of the children discussed ran from birth to 12 years old. The meetings were run by Motivention President Launa Clark and Pincher Creek Parent Link's Executive Director LaVonne Rideout.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Wide load travelling from Calgary to Bellevue Wed. Aug. 24

511 Alberta map

According to 511.Alberta.ca, from 1:00 am to 6:00 pm Wednesday August 24 a wide load (10.97m wide x 4.88m high) will be moved from Calgary for Bellevue travelling south on Deerfoot Trail, south on Highway 2, west on Highway 540, south on Highway 22, and finally west on Highway 3 to site.

CBSA in Western Canada urges US travellers to leave handguns at home


Canada Border Services Agency - Today the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) launches a Firearms Awareness campaign in Western Canada, to inform United States (US) travellers about Canadian firearm laws.

$100,000 jewellery theft from Waterton store


RCMP Pincher Creek  - RCMP Pincher Creek are investigating the theft of over $100 000.00 in diamonds and jewellery. The items were stolen sometime between Saturday August 20 and Sunday August 21 from the Lost Art Jewellery store located in Waterton Lakes National Park. Staff from the store discovered the theft when they opened for business on Monday August 22, immediately notifying members of the Waterton RCMP detachment.

If you have information, please call the Pincher Creek RCMP at 403-627-6010. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.

Fatal single vehicle rollover near Redcliff


RCMP Alberta - On August 22, 2016 at approximately 1:45 pm, Redcliff RCMP members responded to a single vehicle rollover on Township Road 114. A vehicle being driven by a 62 year old woman entered the ditch and rolled. The driver succumbed to her injuries at the scene and one male passenger in the vehicle and was injured, was taken by ambulance to hospital for treatment and held overnight.

No alcohol or drugs are suspected in this incident and no charges are pending. Names of the persons involved will not be released.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Hanna calves missing


RCMP Alberta - Sometime between July 22 and August 6, 2016, owners of a rural property near Highway 36 and Township Road 33-4 noted two of their calves went missing; the calves are a Saler-Angus cross. Both calves are red or red and white in colour.  The RCMP is reminding the public to report any suspicious persons or vehicles immediately by calling the complaint line at (403) 854-3391.

Pincher Creek RCMP summary for Aug. 15-21, 2016


Pincher Creek RCMP - The following is an overview of the nature of the complaints that the Pincher Creek Detachment received for the period of August 15-21, 2016.   Note that the summary indicates what was reported to the police and may not have been substantiated.

Total calls for service – 82
Assaults – 3
Break and Enter (residential) – 1
Fraud / Forgery - 1
Mischief (vandalism) - 5
Theft under $5000 - 2
Impaired Driving - 1
Drugs - 2
Disturbing the Peace - 5 
Driving complaints (general) – 6
MV Collisions - 10
Liquor offences - 12
Suspicious occurrences (general) - 2
Assistance to General Public (general) - 2
Assistance to other agencies - 3
False Alarms - 2
911 calls (invalid) - 2
Animal calls - 2
Municipal Bylaws (barking dogs / noise / OHV) - 2
Prisoners held – 10

2016 Children's Festival and Dance in the Park another huge success


Toni Lucas - A Children's Festival, Dance, and Movie in the Park was held in the park behind Pincher Creek's Town Hall on the evening of Friday, August 19. The event was hosted by the Town of Pincher Creek Recreation department. The event was free to the public as were many of the attractions.  Town of Pincher Creek Summer Activity Coordinator Kiera Greenly organized the 2016 Pincher Creek Children's Festival.  She has a good understanding of the event as she has been bringing younger family members to it for about 4 years.

In memory of Ferol Jean Davis

FEROL JEAN DAVIS
(Dec. 17, 1927 – Aug. 16, 2016)

Ferol, wife of Howard Davis, passed away after a brief time at the Pincher Creek Health Care Centre on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at the age of 88 years.

Ferol was born at home on the family farm in Lima County, Illinois to Truman and Lydia Waite. She was an identical twin to her sister Carol and the older sister to brother Daryl. Ferol (& Carol) enjoyed their childhood years on the family farm, especially riding their much-loved ponies.

CBSA makes multiple border arrests in July

Handgun, overcapacity magazines, and suspected drugs seized at Coutts on July 12

Canada Border Services Agency - The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is pleased to share a sample of July highlights from its border crossings in southern Alberta, including the following gun seizures at Coutts:

Videos of the 2016 Pincher Creek Pro Rodeo



Sunday, August 21, 2016

Spiderman Bronc Riding at the 2016 Pincher Creek Pro Rodeo

Cowboy sense...tingling...


Spiderman made an appearance at the 2016 Pincher Creek Pro Rodeo, demonstrating a winning approach to Bronc Riding that was suspiciously similar to that of Twin Butte's Call Marr. The above video is submitted for comparison. The mean streets of Twin Butte apparently have a new protector. Nuff said.

2016 Pincher Creek Rodeo Parade video





It’s time to live


Chris Ney - We live each and everyday in a variety of ways, we enjoy family, we work, and we play. We get to spend time with friends when we can, and sometimes we get some peace and quiet when we need it most. There is a man who once lived and was in chains, not for a crime but because he was living this life to the fullest. You might be wondering what was it he was doing I would love to live my life to the fullest, except maybe the being arrested part for doing it. What was he a drug dealer, biker, I mean what was it? The answer is none of the above; he was a follower of Jesus.

Embracing failure

Joyce Sasse

Joyce Sasse, Spiritual Gleanings - No matter the high points in one’s life, faux pas can haunt the nightmares and erode the self-esteem of any off us.

But apparently this is not the norm for most Icelanders, according to Eric Weiner in “The Geography of Bliss”. Not only are the people of Iceland aren’t anxious about failure, they admire it as a reminder they aren’t afraid to try something. A rejected manuscript is better than no manuscript submitted. Young people developing a garage band are free to develop their skills without expecting early success. This attitude leads to a country full of very creative people.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Moonlight graveyard tour examines history of area pioneers

PCDHS staff member Nicole Dyrkacz
T. Lucas photos
Toni Lucas - The Pincher Creek and District Historical Society (PCDHS) held a moonlit graveyard tour on Thursday, August 18. Over 35 people went on the journey to the Fishburn United Church Cemetery southeast of town. The procession was led by a flatbed trailer carrying the 1928 Chevrolet truck was converted into a hearse and donated to the museum by local funeral director the late Roy Smyth.

Cold drinks for a quarter

Cold drink entrepreneur Hannah (left) with her mom

Entrepreneurship is alive and well in Pincher Creek.  Hannah is one of Pincher Creek's newest citizens,  having recently moved here from England, and is a future grade 3 student at St. Michael's.  She will be operating her Kool-Aid stand a block east of the agricultural grounds east entrance on Main Street intermittently throughout the Parade and Rodeo.  Stop by and say hi and enjoy a cool refreshing drink.

Solutions and substitutions by Reena

Reena Nerbas

Dear Reena,

We had a house built in the late 60's, early 70's. It has built-in fluorescent lights and one went out. I couldn't get the bulb out, so I called an electrician. The electrician said that we needed a new ballast and then did the work. However, while working he had gloves on and spilt some black goop onto our carpet. He warned us not to touch it with our hands, and then he left. I called carpet cleaners who won't touch it and don't know what it is. I have called electricians who don't know. We have three drops the size of the lid of a jelly jar on the floor. Any ideas? Thank you so much. Ingrid

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Wildlife protection fence to be built along Hwy 3 near Crowsnest Pass

Construction of a wildfire fence along Highway 3

Government of Alberta - The Government of Alberta is installing fencing along both sides of Highway 3 near Crowsnest Pass to protect animals along a critical wildlife corridor.  The province has been working with environmental groups on a plan to reduce the number of wildlife collisions and improve the safety of motorists in this area of Crowsnest and Emerald Lakes.  The total project cost will be about $280,000.

Early rodeo chronicles from Pincher Creek's ranching heritage

North West Mounted Police camp c late 1800s
photos from the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village digital archives

Farley Wuth - Pincher Creek’s history is steeped in the chronicles of the ranching industry. Horse ranching dated back to the 1878 establishment of the N.W.M.P.’s Ranch on the south side of the Creek, and cattle ranching, originating in a combination of family and corporate enterprises, followed just a few short years later.

Expensive Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump sign vandalized for the third time


RCMP Alberta - Between July 29 and August 3, 2016 unknown person(s) vandalized the large welcome sign at the Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump National Historic Site west of Fort Macleod, Alberta. A firearm was used to shoot holes into the sign. It is the third occasion this has happened in the past two years. The sign is valued at approximately $200,000.

Pincher Creek rodeo legend Emery LaGrandeur


Canadian Professional Rodeo Hall of Fame inductee Emery LaGrandeur

Pincher Creek's own Emery LaGrandeur won the World Saddle Bronc Riding Championship 3 times, was Canadian Champion twice, beginning in 1913, and was proclaimed "the greatest rider in the world" by Guy Weadick.  

Emery LeGrandeur on Two-Step at the Winnipeg Stampede 1913

After retiring from competition LaGrandeur served as rodeo judge at the Calgary Stampede from 1926 to 1934.

For more information about Emery LaGrandeur, visit www.canadianprorodeohalloffame.com

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Heritage Acres Farm Museum says Thank You

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Heritage Acres Farm Museum would like to thank all the volunteers, donors, sponsors, members and visitors who made our 29th Annual Show honouring Ford/New Holland equipment such a success.

Our 30th Annual Show will be August 4, 5 and 6th 2017 where we’ll be honouring International Harvester. Plan to come and celebrate Canada’s 150th year and the official opening of the Zoeteman/Vogelaar barn.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Pincher powerlifters earn Gold at national event

Joe Stockinger, Landon Hochstein, and Allen Marr
submitted - Temple Fitness of Medicine Hat, Alberta hosted The Grind this past weekend, August 13, 2016. It is a 100% raw powerlifting competition. While powerlifting can come in many forms, the three main disciplines are the Squat, Bench Press and the Deadlift.

Cochrane RCMP arrest armed and dangerous male


RCMP Alberta – On Aug. 14 the Cochrane RCMP received information from the Tsuut’ina Nation Police Service advising of a dangerous disturbance they were investigating. The suspect male involved was believed to be travelling to the Stoney Nakoda First Nation. At approximately 3:30 a.m. on Aug. 15, Cochrane RCMP members were dispatched to Stoney Nakoda First Nation for a disturbance involving the suspect in the earlier incident on the Tsuut’ina Nation.

Blackfalds RCMP lay firearms charges


RCMP Alberta – Following an incident that occurred on August 12 where two males in a truck shot at a civilian following them, charges have been laid against those males.

Protect yourself against rabies, report wild animal bites


Alberta Health Services - Following two bat bite incidents reported in the South Zone in the last week, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is reminding residents and visitors to report any wild animal bites to their local public health office or to Health Link (at 811). Wild mammals - such as bats, foxes, coyotes, raccoons and skunks - may be rabies carriers, and it’s important to receive advice on necessary follow-up, to reduce your risk after being bitten.

Cash theft in Mountain View


Cardston RCMP - On July 4, 2016 between 11:15 am and 12:00 pm a quantity of cash was stolen from a parked truck located at the Barn Store in Mountain View, AB.  If anyone has any information related to this offence, please contact Cst. L. Heaver of the Cardston RCMP at 403 653 4932

Life’s challenges

Joyce Sasse

Joyce Sasse Spritual Gleanings -  “How am I ever going to cope?” The challenge involved in my getting a new computer runs parallel with so many of the challenges we have to face in everyday living.

The reminder is that we simply have to carry on even when the burden of facing imminent change seems overwhelming.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Faith - Setting up for Gold


Chris Ney - When we were kids we would play different sports and I know for myself I would work really hard at getting ready for game day. It didn’t matter what sport I played I wanted the win. That gold trophy or gold medal was all I wanted to see for all my hard work. I can even remember a time where my team came in second place and got silver out of 24 teams in our league and we were mad. It wasn’t good enough we said, we worked to hard to just get silver. It was a reflection of our hearts and our pride but most of all it was so hard to spend all the time we did and not finish well. Today some many years later it can look the same, sometimes, it is not as bad however I know there are times where I can look back and not be happy until I am winning; then God intervenes and shows me a picture of what winning looks like. The tough part is that when God reveals what victory looks like it is hard to bare.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Glenbow collection of Annora Brown paintings to be on display this fall


Thanks Miss Brown
Annora Brown Cameo 11
Joyce Sasse - “Thanks Miss Brown!” A letter from Vancouver included a contribution to our “digitizing project”. In about 1956 Craig Ainscough attended Annora Brown’s art classes in the Macleod High School Basement. He then studied at the Alberta College of Art, and is now retired from working in the field of Commercial Art as a Painter / Illustrator / Cartoonist.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Alberta's Provincial parks to get $239 million over the next five years


Government of Alberta - Recreational users will soon see new and improved campsites, hiking trails, shower buildings, playgrounds, more picnic tables and campsites with power, expanded parking lots and refurbished day-use areas throughout the parks system.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Power pole fire near Pincher Creek quickly contained

Toni Lucas - Pincher Creek Emergency Services (PCES) and Fortis responded to power pole on fire at 8:22 pm Wednesday August 10.  The pole was located fifteen kilometres south of Pincher Creek just west of Highway 6*.   The incident was contained to the power pole itself.  PCES Deputy Fire Chief Pat Neumann said the recent variation from dry to wet conditions could have been a contributing factor to the incident.

*corrected for accuracy

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